HONG KONG, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- A spokesperson for China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government reiterated here on Friday that foreign legislatures "should not interfere in any form" in its internal affairs in response to a motion on Hong Kong passed by the House of Lords of the British Parliament.
"The basic policies of the People's Republic of China (PRC) regarding Hong Kong as enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration have been implemented, manifested and stipulated in the Basic Law of the HKSAR of the PRC," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"The HKSAR has been exercising 'Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong' and a high degree of autonomy in strict accordance with the Basic Law," the statement said.
"The 'one country, two systems' principle has been fully and successfully implemented. 'One country, two systems' is the best arrangement for maintaining Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability and for making Hong Kong a favorable place to live and work in," the statement said, adding that "the HKSAR government will continue to implement the 'one country, two systems' principle resolutely in accordance with the Basic Law."
The spokesperson said in the statement that "human rights and freedoms in Hong Kong are fully protected by the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance and other legislation, in addition to the Basic Law. Also, the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as applied to Hong Kong shall remain in force. "
"The HKSAR government attaches great importance to human rights and freedoms and is determined to safeguard them," the statement added.